Devin Haney Vs. George Kambosos II Officially Set For October
October is looking stacked.
Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney will go on and fight former champion George Kambosos Jr for the second time in Australia on October 16.
Haney upset the then-three-belt champion by unanimous decision back on June 5. Haney had outboxed the Australian in front of his hometown crowd.
The American only had his hands on the WBC lightweight title before earning a shot at the other three belts when Vasiliy Lomachenko slipped out of the picture because he returned to Ukraine to defend from the Russian invasion.
Kambosos was just coming off of a huge upset win against former unified champion Teofimo Lopez in November 2021. Kambosos was heavily linked with Lomachenko for his first defense, but that fell apart due to the Ukrainian war.
After Kambosos lost to Haney in June, he made it clear that he wanted to initiate the rematch clause, but Haney publicly said he was unsure if he wanted to agree.
But according to BoxRec and Fox Sports AU, the rematch is on.
Lomachenko returned to the U.S. earlier this week and is reportedly targeting a fight against Jamaine Ortiz some time in mid-October. He said he’s working towards a title shot.
Elsewhere in the sport, heavyweight Deontay Wilder makes his awaited return on October 15 against top-contender Robert Helenius in the Barclays Center.
“I’m just look forward to doing the talking in the ring,” Kambosos told foxsports.com.au.
“Revenge, redemption, whatever it is, we’ll see on October 16 if that’s what it is.”